You'll learn how to give your kids the skills and security to stay drug-free TODAY & know you've done all you can as a parent. I've done the informed, extensive work - you just need to follow along. The gifts you'll receive from taking my course will be worth more to you than every course on Udemy combined!
With this course you get 2 systems in 1. As a parent you will take the first half to learn the latest in substance experimentation and abuse. Then you'll take my 5 Simple Actions with your child. They will serve as "plates of armor" to protect your son or daughter. These 5 Actions come with a suggested schedule and can be used for years and years to strengthen your bond.
This material has traveled far and wide and and through lots of pain to get to you right now, born of experience and service.
I have been on a mission to fight the stigma of addiction by showing people the truth about what causes substance abuse in the brain. "Millions could be saved if they knew the actual cause of addiction, which is not an effect of low morals and poor personal responsibility."
Paul Cook sprouted up in the midwest city of St. Louis, MO to a family of dedicated tennis players. With wonderful loving parents, he had every advantage of great schooling, sports, leadership and family warmth. In college, competitive tennis and lacrosse kept him busy. But after graduation mental illness and the disease of addiction began to "cancel out all the blessings God had given me," said Cook. "When that is happening you totally lose yourself. Many go even further into dispair and confusion than life can take."
Eventually, Paul would find the miracle of recovery and with it, an insatiable hunger to find out everything possible about the brain and addiction.
As a speaker, author and Radio and TV broadcaster in St. Louis, his enlightening teachings are born of experience and service. Paul is here to tell the truth about modern addiction and recovery.
This father of two young girls and husband to Jennifer, is on a mission to fight the stigma of addiction by showing people the truth about what causes substance abuse in the brain
This video is what you will be avoiding.
Addiction costs the U.S. a reported $580 billion dollars a year. Taking my course right now can save you tens of thousand of dollars in the future.
Pain Medication, Opiates and Inhalants
***Now with all of the other hazards your kid needs to manage, an even more dangerous lure has been added to this confusing maze: your home. You may have heard quite a bit about this. Experimental kids don't need drug dealers or toxic peer pressure, a pot pouri of mind altering substances are already available in your medicine cabinet. Remember when your back went out and the doc called in some meds for you. You took one and it didn't really work, so he called in a different medicine, maybe a muscle relaxer.
Where I live in the US we take up 4.6% of the worlds population, but we take 80% of the worlds pain medicine. Think about that. Lots of opiates, at home, behind the mirror.
If son or daughter isn't interested, a friend will be. This is a big part of my story.
When your home's pain meds run out they buy pills, then that gets too expensive, so they go to the substance that is much cheaper, but a massive amount stronger. Heroin.
Another sickening source of experimentation waits under the kitchen sink or in the garage. Houghing. Sadly, I had a friend in recovery who died after getting hooked on those, they found hundreds of empty cans in his apartment around his body.
What substances should be watched over at home
We will learn the very latest facts about modern marijuana use in the next lecture. As it is the beginning for most substance abusers and addicts it deserves it's own special time and possibly its own course.
Ecstasy is the street name for a drug also known as MDMA. This is a synthetic chemical, with complex effects that mimic both methamphetamine stimulants and mescaline hallucinogens. Ecstasy entry point into the blood stream is as a pill taken and digested in the stomach.
This delivery system makes it a popular and quick drug for users to avoid detection. The "warm/fuzzy" euphoria it creates causes a very social effect. A users temperature increases and pupils become very large. - deaths have happened from overheating. It drains the brain's natural "feel-good" chemicals. Users are very tired the next day and very depressed two days later.
Lots of water drinking and even suckers or hard candy are used. From afar kids on Ecstasy just appear to be happy and not even drinking alcohol.
In 1985 when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) banned its use due to its potential as an agent of brain damage. Today, it remains on the list of drugs prohibited from sale or use. MDMA is categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning that there is no legal purpose or benefit of the drug.
Now, Ecstasy has a dangerous cousin called "Molly." It's the powder version of MDMA.
IMPORTANT TRUTH: Nobody just says I want Heroin, that's crazy. But you devolve down this road gradually. Drug experimentation takes you through all of your "nevers" eventually. Like: "I'll never try cocaine."
Time to make contact and begin the second part of this course. Hopefully you feel extremely aware of what is going on out there and what is coming your child's way eventually. If you don't feel adequately aware, it will be good to watch the previous videos again.
Please read over these phrases - they will help put you in the correct space for ACTION #1
This is One on One - A team of Together
LISTENING, LISTENING, GIVE A VOICE, HEAR Her/Him
It's important to be aware and engaged.
How do you spell LOVE? T-I-M-E
LISTEN without JUDGEMENT
Think about ARMOR, in movies and shows have you ever seen a brave knight wearing chain-mail ? Well, the innovative thing about chain-mail in the 4th century was that it protected against blades, but it allowed movement to fight more efficiently. Before chain-mail, knights wore this cumbersome metal armor. Athletic movement was impossible. Picture chain-mail worn under normal clothes. That is what you are providing in a way.
NOTE: Please wait till the ending of my talking in the video for the short slides to show your child. It comes in two parts. Appropriate evidence for 7 to 10 year olds and then for 11 to 14 year olds ( showing this up to age 14 or 15 will be good as well.)
SCHEDULE: ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS ON THURSDAY IN FIRST AND THIRD WEEK OF MONTH
Simple "Awareness" can deter adults from many things. Why isn't that working with teens and pre-teens
Your son or daughter's pressure valve for when conflict builds up. (Notice: "when" it happens, not if).
This ACTION can many times be different for boys and girls. Girls can find a release from specific conversations or perhaps Car Karaoke! Or Yoga and home spa day.
GIVE SPECIFICS: ONCE A MONTH OR AS NEEDED, PLEASE CHECK IN HERE AND TELL US/ME ABOUT YOUR CHOSEN METHOD.
SCHEDULE: SUNDAYS ARE GREAT, PRACTICE SPORT, ART, MUSIC OR CHURCH YOUTH GROUP (DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE THIS),
THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE SIGNED AFTER FIRST MONTH. SCAN TO COMPUTER IF POSSIBLE, BUT KEEP PRIVATE COPY... MORE TO COME ON THIS.
Helps Avoid Short-sighted Living. There is ALWAYS some consequence to illicit use.
Kid just doesn't want to talk about it.
The kinds of CHOICES kids are currently making
Overcome this surface defense mechanism and have a much deeper understanding of what's at stake
We are constantly caught up "doing" that we forget "being," which will bring anyone true peace and much better decision making. Take a "pause."
Receive constant *updates* here from me, as you are now a lifetime member of this course. With that comes consultation on your specific issue or question for FREE for a limited time. Just ask. Now that you've taken many vital actions and begun this important relationship with your child, you will probably have the periodic belief of "Mission Accomplished." It's so crucial that you continue with frequent maintenance check ins. This will not be a chore, but rather something you will want to do. Getting on that level with your kid is a desirable action
Son or Daughter worried about being shunned, called nerd and excluded from all fun for rest of school... The reality is... say no when asked is NOT what gets a kid shunned 99% of users will not react that way. They shun when feeling judged, nagged or superiority. Exit the encounter.
YES! You did it. You've done something very special for your family. There is a ton of information to digest. You've probably noticed that each lecture shares vapors from the others. If you go through the course again different things will pop out to you. You are also building armor for yourself with each lecture and spin through the course. Do it again!
Thirteen years ago Paul Cook made it his personal goal to simply make as many people as possible feel great about being alive. Through his struggles Paul learned that, "True success and significance comes from feeling right about yourself." Since then Paul Cook has carried that message as an award winning radio personality, TV host and the author of the Floyd and the Future Frog children's series of books and author of the memoir, Cooked in LA.
Paul frequently speaks to groups about bullying and substance abuse. Paul believes that changing the drinking and drugging culture in our schools is the only way to tackle the problem that is claiming so many great minds from our generation today.
Paul's first course on Udemy will assist parents in taking an active and successful role in their preteens lives to help them overcome modern drug experimentation.